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    Default 2011 Dalton Hwy updates

    It's that time of year again--Might as well concentrate all the updates and requests into one thread.


    I flew over the Sag today on my way to Alpine. It's running low and clear. Granted, that could change but for now it's not a raging torrent.
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    Thanks for the info. Leaving here next Tuesday for the north country. Plan on being north of Atigun around the 11-12th. Taking a pontoon boat for the Sag if I need it. Good to know it wouldn't be a perilous crossing.


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    Hey Erik, thanks for doing this over the years and thanks for the information you've provided about hunting along the Pipeline corridor!
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    A few are being seen just north of Toolik field station, but no real numbers yet. Talked to a friend who works there today.

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    Also heard that the numbers are low right now from a friend that just got back today empty handed. September seems like the magic month up there!

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    Any updates on the Sag/Ivishak levels this year? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 340 WBY View Post
    Any updates on the Sag/Ivishak levels this year? Thanks!

    Casey
    Rains have been normal the last month which means light so if the weather holds the Sag should stay pretty. However, the Sag is a large drainage so if the mountains get any significant rain water levels on the river can come up from low and sparkling blue to frothy gray and dangerous overnight.

    If your plans include crossing be prepared for high water.
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    I dont mind if gets a little higher that just means i can go further up with the boat. Thanks for the updates

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